Footpatrol is proud to announce our second collaboration with ASICS, on the GEL-Kayano Trainer.
First released in 1993 the ASICS GEL-Kayano Trainer, named for its designer — who is still a vital part of the ASICS design team — was seen as a shoe that started one of the most
successful lines in the history of running shoes. It utilized the tech of the day — skeletal logo stripes for support, visible THETA GEL in the heel and porous P-GEL in the forefoot. The upper was mesh with Coolmax reinforced by synthetic suede. We wanted to take this specialized model and bring it up to date, while still echoing it’s original technical features.
We took our name ‘Footpatrol’, and its meaning as a starting point, looking at what might be carried while on Foot Patrol. We found inspiration from army surplus equipment, including rucksacks and technical packs, which utilized features such as nylon strapping, waterproofing and molded materials. Typically produced in colours such as dark olive, black & khaki, a colour palatte, which also suited the timing of the release.
Although we wanted to create a premium version, using more luxurious materials, we still wanted to keep some technical features, experimenting for the first time with durable water resistant suede…
The Footpatrol x ASICS GEL-Kayano Trainer will be released on 15th November 2014 exclusively at Footpatrol.
ASICS Lifestyle brings back heritage ASICS footwear models from the 1980s and 1990s to the modern consumer. Part of the ASICS umbrella, ASICS Lifestyle re-introduces legends and maintains its roots in sport.